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17' wood kayak I built and a 12' Pungo 120
 

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17' wood kayak I built

Very nice. The main reason I just bought a teardrop rather than building one is that for the past two winters the project I never started was building a Chesapeake Light Craft Wood Duck 12 Hybrid [below left] (if the finished kayak passes wife muster, she'll give the OK to build the 17 1/2 foot microBootlegger [below right]). New start date is January 2011 (it will take that long to move bikes out of the way before we can start).
 

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beauties. A friend built his & hers out of Cherry. He spent months scouring lumber yards trying to find enough knot-free lumber to bend.
 

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What rack do you have? I plan on getting one, and found the factory rack is rated at only 75lbs capacity! What were they thinking!
 

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What rack do you have? I plan on getting one, and found the factory rack is rated at only 75lbs capacity! What were they thinking!
I'm using a Yakima. I just bought a 44" fairing about a week ago. It is SO much quieter now, I don't even notice the rack unlike before when driving.
 

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I'm using a Yakima. I just bought a 44" fairing about a week ago. It is SO much quieter now, I don't even notice the rack unlike before when driving.
FWIW, I use the old Yakima TLC saddles and my rack is quiet without the fairing. I didn't get the entire thing set up at one time, so drove around with bare bars for a day or two and they were pretty noisy.

Nice job on the boat. I'm a little too rough on them to build one but they are beautiful. One thing though, front and rear tie-downs... ;-)
 

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FWIW, I use the old Yakima TLC saddles and my rack is quiet without the fairing. I didn't get the entire thing set up at one time, so drove around with bare bars for a day or two and they were pretty noisy.

Nice job on the boat. I'm a little too rough on them to build one but they are beautiful. One thing though, front and rear tie-downs... ;-)
Thanks, I know I need bow and stern ties downs. I was only going from my house to the water, which was only about 1.5 miles away and never over 40mph.
 

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Very nice!!!!
 

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I'd love to build a kayak. How did you go about this project. What resources did you use? Was this a kit? Where did you learn about kayak design. Why did you build that style kayak?
 

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I'd love to build a kayak. How did you go about this project. What resources did you use? Was this a kit? Where did you learn about kayak design. Why did you build that style kayak?
I built thise style, stitch and glue, becuase I had acces to a cnc router and I wanted to try this style before building a strip built boat. I designed it to the way I wanted using CAD software and based it on how much I weigh, want to take for gear, etc.

There is a lot of good info to get started http://www.blueheronkayaks.com/kayak/index.html
 
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